Author Archives: alabasterbreadfruit

Review of Gerald Nicosia’s New Book

Read Matthew McLaughlin’s great review of Beat Scrapbook, accompanied by some magical photos contributed by Nicosia himself- here.

Posted in Beat books, Bob Kaufman, Gerald Nicosia, Gregory Corso, Harold Norse, Kerouac, New Publication

Tribute to Diane Di Prima

We have just published a wonderfully touching and articulate tribute to Di Prima by Estíbaliz Encarnación-Pinedo Continue reading

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Diane Di Prima

We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Diane Di Prima’s death. A powerful, yet often delicate poet and writer, as well as a tireless teacher and activist who was instrumental in publishing Beat works. More from The Allen … Continue reading

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ACLA 2021 Virtual Conference “Beat Internationalism” EBSN Seminar CFP

EBSN members Benjamin J. Heal and Erik Mortenson are co-organizing a seminar titled “Beat Internationalism” for next year’s American Comparative Literature Association’s virtual conference (April 8-11 2021). If you are interested in submitting an abstract time is short – please … Continue reading

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Podcast Interview with Oliver Harris

First episode in a planned regular feature for the EBSN website. “Playback – The EBSN Podcast” will attempt to fill some of the void left by Covid 19, by providing our members with some new and varied content. In this … Continue reading

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ruth weiss

We are very saddened to hear about the passing of ruth weiss, the Berlin-born Austrian-American performance poet who pioneered jazz performance poetry, inspired Jack Kerouac’s experiments with Haiku, and whose delicate, abstract works defied easy definition. weiss’ work has been … Continue reading

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Final Call For T-Shirt Orders!

Unfortunately, no orders can be taken after the August 1 deadline, so please help to keep the EBSN going, and grab a piece of Coronavirus memorobilia by buying one of our awesome shirts, HERE. Please note payments can be made … Continue reading

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Burroughs and Cohen – New Publications

Check out our New Publications section for details of some very interesting new books, including new editions of early cut-up texts featuring William Burroughs, and a collection of Ira Cohen’s mylar chamber photographs.

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Podcast Interview with A. Robert Lee

Produced to celebrate Lee’s recent and upcoming publications, and in part to prepare for the launch of a regular EBSN podcast, to be made available from this website. Topics discussed include American Studies in the UK, Eric Mottram, Harold Norse … Continue reading

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Letter from Oliver Harris on CUT-UPS@60

2020 is the tenth anniversary of the EBSN and we wanted to celebrate the occasion with our most ambitious plans: the special Cut-Ups@60 double conference in Paris and London this September, featuring terrific line-ups of creative and critical participants. At the end … Continue reading

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